A coffee tag!

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

23 September, 2018 - ,

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Hi everyone! Here I am with a cute little tag I made with the gorgeous Coffee in the Arbour collection! I just love the beautiful colours, and for this one I have combined the soft purple with the soft green colours. Hope you like it!

The image from Magnolia is coloured with Distress Ink, re-inkers and Markers on water colour paper called The Langton. I use synthetic brushes, mostly size 0 and 000.  I have placed some Liquid pearls in her hair. The stamp is masked together with a sentiment stamp from the same collection (Upgrade Le Fleur).

The “Join me for a Coffee?” is cut out from the sheet called “Delicious Moments”.

The beautiful flowers are from Petaloo and Wild Orchid Crafts. I think they fit the papers so well.

Here a close up. The big rose is from WOC. I have placed some Sisal grass under the flowers. All the paper edges are inked with Walnut Stain, and the papers are sewed together on a sewing machine.

I have cut out the “gratulerer” text from Maja papers. The die is from Papirdesign, and means congratulation.

This tag was also published in the magazine Ett Trykk in the August issue.

I hope you are having a lovely Autumn. Maybe you find some time crafting?!

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja blog!

With love

 

You Are So Loved!

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

14 May, 2018 - ,

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Hello, dear friends! I’m so happy you’re here with us on this wonderful Monday. It’s Nancy on the blog with you, here to share a new card. I hope everyone who is a mother had a lovely Mother’s Day, at least in the U.S., as I know it’s on a different day in other countries.

Today’s card is created for my daughter’s birthday. I want her to have a card with all of my love put into it. That’s really what crafting and art are about for me; putting my heart and soul into a creation that will hopefully brighten someone’s day. I’ve been drawn to pastels recently, which seems to happen this time of year, so for this card I’m using the beautiful Coffee in the Arbor collection.

The two large flowers are crafted from the paper collection, with the addition of smaller purchased flowers to bring out the pretty yellows in the paper.

The florals sit atop a base of venice lace and are intertwined with a loopy twine bow.

Each layer of paper is distressed and stitched. The sentiment stamp is perfect for my sweet girl’s birthday.

Below is a peek at the interior of the card.

Maja Design Papers Used:

Other Products Used: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies and Distress Tool, Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Kit, Stamens, Yellow Paper Flowers, Venice Lace, Sentiment Stamp, Archival Ink, Twine, Sewing Machine, Thread.

Thank you so much for joining us on the blog today. I send wishes for all things good and wonderful, as well as many happy hours of creative time!

Hugs, 

Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.

Springtime Florals Card

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

16 April, 2018 - ,

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Welcome, friends! It’s Nancy with you on the Maja Design Blog. I’m thrilled you’re visiting with us on this beautiful day. Spring is well and truly arrived offering up it’s gifts of bright and beautiful flowers. I look out of my craft room window and marvel at the blooms in my garden, which are my inspiration for today’s card. I’m drawn once again to Maja Design’s Coffee in the Arbour paper collection. The colors are so fresh and cheery, just like a spring day!

Design papers are distressed, layered, and stitched to form a base. Handmade florals crafted from design papers are the focal point of the card. Frothy lace and loopy twine bows add a feminine touch.

Below is a close up of the stamped sentiment. I enjoying creating cards to keep on hand to suit multiple occasions, and this one will be perfect for those times I need a last minute card.

The curlicues are made by twisting strips of design paper around the tiny end of a paint brush. A script stamp adds a bit of interest to the corners.

Below is a peek of the interior of the card. Coordinating design papers and script stamping give a cohesive appearance with the front of the card.

Maja Design Papers Used:

Other Supplies Used: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies, Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Kit, Script Stamp, Sentiment Stamp, Archival Ink in Timber Brown, Lace, Twine, Flower Stamens, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesives.  

Thank you so much for joining us on the blog today. Don’t forget to check out the new Mood Board Challenge. We have a new challenge each month and all are welcome to participate. The winner will receive an entire collection (of their choice) of Maja Design papers! May your week be filled with crafty happiness and all of the joys of springtime!

Hugs, 

Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.

Springtime Bliss

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

19 March, 2018 - ,

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I wish a happy hello to all of our friends of the Maja Design Blog! I hope you’re well and enjoying fine weather, though March can be an unpredictable month in many parts of the world. It’s Nancy with you, sharing a new card inspired by springtime flowers and pastels. I’m using the beautiful Coffee in the Arbour paper collection, as the pretty yellows, greens, and roses seem to sing to me. 

Featured in today’s card are handcrafted blooms, leaves, and layers of pastel design paper. You’ll also find some painted and distressed corrugated board, natural twine, and venice lace, for hints of the rustic as well as a feminine touch. A bit of grunge and elegant script stamping add to the overall effect.

The cheery hand stamped sentiment is perfect for almost every occasion. Below are some close ups of the handmade florals.

You can see the layers of distressing and stitching along the edges of the card, as well as a bit of the interior with it’s coordinating script stamping.

Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Products Used: Magnolia Rose Leaf die, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies, Flower Stamens, Flower Shaping Tools, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Gesso, Distress Ink Reinkers, Corrugated Board, Twine, Venice Lace, Sentiment Stamp, Script Stamp, Grunge Stamp, Archival Ink in Timber Brown, Sewing Machine, Thread.

I send a huge thanks to each of you who have stopped in to visit us today. It is an honor and a pleasure to have you here. May your day be filled with peace, joy, and love, along with delightful crafty adventures!

Hugs, 

Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.

Delicate Butterfly Card

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

30 September, 2017 - ,

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  Hello.  Jennifer Snyder here today using a combination of papers from Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour and the Vintage Spring Basics collections.  Over the years, I’ve found that so many of the collections can be used together and mix so very well.  It’s part of the fun of using Maja Design.

The beautiful papers used from the Coffee in the Arbour collection are :
 Lemon Meringue Pie, Flourishing Garden,  Homemade Lemoncurd – all shown below.
 The Coffee in the Arbour  collection is bright and cheery.  It’s  like sitting on the porch on a warm sunny with a tall glass of lemonade.   Since it’s Autumn in NY and the weather is turning chilly, these warm sunny days are going to be just a memory, so I’ll be looking at the paper and smiling, remembering and enjoying.
 As I mentioned, I also used papers from the Vintage Spring Collection.  It’s blooming with flowers and butterflies.
These are the papers I chose:
 6th of May paper
7th of May

 The sweet butterflies are cut from the 6th of May paper in the collection.  They make for the perfect finishing touch.

Thank you for stopping here today.
You can see all the Maja Design collections here.
Shop for your favorite paper collection here.

Jennifer-sign

 

Products used:

Maja Design – Vintage Spring Basics Papers collection – Following papers : 6th of May, 3rd of March, 1st of March , 6th of April, 7th of May
Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour paper collection – Following papers: Flourishing Garden, Homemade Lemoncurd, Lemon Meringue Pie